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Posted by: AR Botha | 2007/03/01

How do I find out

Where do you test for dyslexia, without giving your name?

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Occupational therapists seem to be staging a takeover bid, but are NOT qualified to make ANY clinical diagnosis --- they can be valuable in helping someone deal with some of the consequences of a disorder properly diagnosed by a clinician psychiatrist ro psychologist or doctor. A Psychologist would be the most useful for proper testing --- and no reason not to give your name --- its nothing to be ashamed of, and any proper health professional would be bound by confidentuiality, if you're woried that others might find out about the assessment of diagnosis

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Posted by: Ola | 2007/03/02

You could be in good company AR Botha - so don't be shy! Here's a list of some of the most successfull, innovative and creative people in the world - all known to be dyslexic: Richard Branson, Jamie Oliver, Tom Cruise!, Whoopie Goldberg, Anthony Hopkins, John Irving, John Lennon, Thomas Edison, Henry Ford, John F Kennedy, General George S Patton, Walt Disney, Pablo Picasso, Leonardo da Vinci, Agatha Christie, Sir Winston Churchill and Albert Einstein. One of SA's greatest retailers, the late Tony Factor, was also dyslexic. It is estimated that one in five people on the planet are dyslexic.

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Posted by: RMC | 2007/03/01

Online tests are not conclusive

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Posted by: Rick | 2007/03/01

There's a free online test available at www dyslexia com as well as a wealth of reading material.

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Posted by: RMC | 2007/03/01

You need to go see a specialist - like an occupational therapist canhelp identitfy the signs and an opthamologist can also help - but you need to see them physically. Why would you think it is there?

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